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Lodge Scole

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Some of the people I met at Mt Zao asked me not to recommend this place - as they like it the way it is - nice and quiet, with very few westerners. But I can't keep that promise! I loved this ski mountain and in particular Lodge Scole! The service is second to none, in particular the day to...

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Look no further! The lodge is situated within a 5 min walk to the nearest lift! It's a family owned business for over 40 years, and it truly shows in how they care for you. The staff, as well as the owners, can speak English. We opted for the breakfast, dinner, and lift tickets for two days package for a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed a night here while visiting the mountains. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. There were English speaking staff, who were really fun to speak with. The hotel has a very homely feel to it. このホテルのスタフはすごく優しかった。近いの山をせつめいしましたと手伝いしました。 ホテルは良いと優し気分がある。 ありがとうございます。

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Sydney
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were moved to this hotel after the centrally located hotel we were in was overbooked. We were given a b room although charged for an a room. The room was small, smelly and had nowhere to put clothes. The bed was lumpy and the bedspread dirty. The shared bath was small and could only be used for limited hours...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2016

I stayed here for 3 nights during a ski trip to Zao. It's quite basic, but comfortable and clean. Service was friendly, but hit and miss. There wasn't always someone around at the reception desk to assist you. We ate at the hotel restaurant on two nights. The food was good, but we had to eat when at a time...

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Thank Finch23
Sydney
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Thank you to Mao and your staff for a relaxing and memorable stay in Zao. You looked after us extremely well. We stayed for 6 nights in Zao Onsen as part of our 3 week snowboard/ski adventure in Northern Honshu across 3 different resorts. Our room on the 2nd floor was spacious and although, in what appears to be typical...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you're reading these reviews, look no further ! This is the best place to stay in Zao hands down ! We stayed an extra night and didnt even ski, just to enjoy the lodge. It is the cosiest cutest place ever. The decor of the main room and restaurant is amazing. The rooms are exactly what you would expect...

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Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Thank you Mao and family for a great stay. The food is excellent, breakfast and dinner every night I would recommend. We love the homemade jams. The staff are very helpful. The rooms are a good size, but not any storage space if you have four to a room. This was our second stay at Lodge Scole and it didn't...

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zaolodgescole, マネージャー at Lodge Scole, responded to this review

Thanks again to staying with us. We hope to see you again soon. Take care

Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I stayed in Lodge Scole along with wife for three nights in February 2015. We had booked the Lodge through internet after careful study of available reviews in tripadvisor and other sources. Nevertheless, we were anxious till we reached there, as we were pure vegetarians. We were specially worried whether we can adjust to the kitchen preparing non-veg items with...

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zaolodgescole, マネージャー at Lodge Scole, responded to this review

NAMASTE. Thanks again to staying with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon keep in touch please .

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2015

A very good option for skiing at Zao Onsen. Good value. The set course meals are very good, as is breakfast. The rooms are modest but adequate. The service is friendly and good and good English is spoken by some staff. The location near one of the main gondola lifts is very convenient. The nearby Best Rentals ski hire is...

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zaolodgescole, マネージャー at Lodge Scole, responded to this review

Thanks again to staying with us. We hope to see you again soon keep in touch please. Take care

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a stunning and picturesque setting, Lodge Scole in Zao Onsen offers the ultimate authentic experience of a family-friendly skiing holiday in Japan. With an expansive ski area available, Lodge Scole is able to accommodate to all levels of skiers and snow boarders, from little beginners to the very advanced, and for those experienced parents who feel brave enough, there’s the opportunity to can have a go at skiing off-piste through the trees. If your children aren’t quite full-fledged skiers then lessons are available, and the lodge does offer English speaking instructors. With just 12 rooms, Lodge Scole will make you feel special. Most rooms have panoramic views of the ski fields. The roaring fire in the lounge will warm you after a days skiing, the big screen television has satellite English stations and DVD player. Room rates offer amazing value for money. The in house “Woodpecker Bar” will introduce you to Sake or reacquaint you with an old favourite. Zao has several onsen, supplied by natural thermal sulphur waters from hundreds of metres below ground. The outdoor onsen can be a highlight of a ski holiday, relaxing tired muscles after a day on the slopes. Traditional Japanese Bath Houses are also dotted throughout Zao and are part of the true Japanese experience. Zao Onsen Ski Resort, 41 lifts, no waiting in lift lines, 10km runs, beginners to advanced, Snow Monsters, Real Powder Snow and beautifully groomed runs, Real Japanese culture, fabulous food, hot outdoor natural thermal spas. You can reach the resort on the luxurious bullet train from Tokyo to Yamagata. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lodge Scole

Address: 746 Zao-onsen, Yamagata 990-2301, Yamagata Prefecture
Region: Japan > Tohoku > Yamagata Prefecture > Yamagata
Price Range: $92 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Lodge Scole 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Best rooms are on the lodge side facing the ski mountain.”
simonc291, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any room is good as far the Lodge is concerned.”
Prabhakarawarrier, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“The kids loved the bunks and the chillout lounge on the 3rd floor.”
SkiddlePod, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“I like to book the rooms 4-5 person rooms with the futon in the loft. It's nice if you are a couple sharing with a group of friends.”
Shirakawa-Emma, 14 Mar 2015 | Read review
“1st room on left up the stairs is best i think?”
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